Shim'eai (Heb.'Shtmza', צשַׁמעָא,.fitme; Sept. Σαμαά, nv. r. Σαμά, Σαμάς, Σαμάν, etc.), the name of four Hebrews. SEE SHIMEAH.
1. A. Gershonite Levite, father of Berachiah and grandfather of Asaph the musician (1Ch 6:39 [Heb. 24]). B.C. cir. 1200.,
2. A Merarite Levite, son of Uzza and father of Haggiah (1Ch 6:30 [Heb. 15]). B.C. ante 1043.
3. The third in age of David's brothers, and father of Jonathan who slew Goliath's brother (1Ch 20:7). In the A.V at 1Ch 2:13 the name is even less correctly Anglicized "Shimma." Josephus calls him Samamus (Σάμαμος, Ant. 6:8, 1) and Samna (Σαμᾶ, ibid. 7:12, 2). He is elsewhere (2Sa 13:3, etc.) called SHIMEAH SEE SHIMEAH (q.v.); but SHAMMAH SEE SHAMMAH (q.v.) appears to have been his more correct name (1Sa 16:9). SEE SHIMEATHITE.